05.12.2019 - 07.12.2019 Forschungscluster Translocations, Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte der Moderne, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik, Technische Universität Berlin

Call for Papers
Translocations. Historical Enquiries into the Displacement of Cultural Assets

(deutsche Version im Anschluss)

Discussions about historical appropriation practices for cultural assets, in the context of their associated relocation, are highly topical and widely reflected across different academic disciplines.

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Hsiao-ting, Lin (Hrsg.): Accidental State, Harvard 2016
Rev. by David J. Lorenzo, National Chengchi University

Hsiao-ting Lin’s highly informative and useful account of the creation of the modern Taiwanese polity in Accidental State provides the first comprehensive, English rendering of the events and political processes which ended in the establishment of Taiwan as an independently governed state. The title of the book indicates its main themes: that this process was completely dependent on a variety of events and conditions which could not have been foreseen in their appearance or impact, and the important roles that Chiang Kai-shek and the US played in this process.

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Fast zwanzig Jahre lang habe ich als Herausgeber und später als Geschäftsführender Herausgeber das Projekt einer deutschsprachigen Zeitschrift für Weltgeschichte (ZWG) betreuen dürfen. Ich freue mich sehr, dass ich mit dem Eintritt in mein achtzigstes Lebensjahr diese Arbeit in jüngere Hände legen kann.

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By Katja Naumann / Matthias Middell

Bibliography of Global History: Introduction

on behalf of the NOGWHISTO bureau acting as the editorial committee for the bibliography

Reaching well into the past, bibliographies have been one of the key tools enabling border-crossing scientific exchanges. Reviewing and assessing the literature published in a particular field of knowledge has a long tradition.

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Conference Reports
13.09.2018 - 15.09.2018 Knud Andresen / Sebastian Justke, Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte, Hamburg; Detlef Siegfried, University of Copenhagen
By Christopher Seiberlich, Seminar für Zeitgeschichte, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen

For several decades, South African apartheid was a crucial concern for governments, social movements and artists in Europe as a political and societal system as well as a symbol. Investigating the reactions to apartheid as proposed by the conference thus promises insights into European societies and the manifold connections that were established by these responses.

The conference examined European responses to apartheid and their historiographical significance on three levels: First, the speakers asked how Western European societies reacted to apartheid and how these reactions changed over time.

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